Mathematics for Teaching Category: Curriculum Reform

Category: Curriculum Reform

The nature of math vs the nature of school math

The mathematics experienced by students is so much different from the real nature of math. What a tragedy! What is the nature of mathematics? Mathematics is human. It is part of and fits into human culture. It is NOT an abstract, timeless, tensely, objective reality… Mathematical knowledge is fallible. As in science, mathematics can advance…

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Explore, Firm Up, Deepen, Transfer

When we were just being trained to be teachers of mathematics it was emphasized to us that in planning our lesson we should think of manipulative activities whose results will eventually lead to the concepts to be learned. The teacher will make use of the students results to introduce the new concept through another whole…

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